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Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

Overview paragraph: Located in one of New York City's premier neighborhoods along the Brooklyn waterfront, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD for short) offers students a unique and engaging four-year course sequence with a focus in architectural drafting, design principles, and historic preservation. Our inter-disciplinary and hands-on approach to architecture, design, and the visual arts integrates internship experiences and skills training throughout core academic content areas. WHSAD students can earn a Career & Technical Education (CTE) endorsed diploma in Architectural Drafting & Design, and up to six college credits upon graduation from our program.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE, Math

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 95% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 91% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 97% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 56% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 96% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Architecture and Design
Code: K09X
Program description: Students engage in a course of study that promotes creative thought and technical proficiency. Students learn the principles of design must articulate and defend their creative decisions. Students learn industry methodologies to draft, communicate, and render physical prototypes of their designs. This ability to both create and build makes our students highly desirable for paid internships with industry partners. Priority given to students who are eligible for Free Lunch (based on family income) for up to 63% of seats.
Interest: Architecture
Method: Open

Offer Rate: -93% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 124
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1197
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 10
Seats 9 SWD: 26
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 249
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 10

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Students organize to establish clubs that interest them, such as: Architecture, Art & Design, Electrical Installation, Music, Photography, Woodworking, and Video Gaming. WHSAD invites students who make the honor roll to free incentive field trips after the end of an academic term, which in the past have included: basketball games at Barclays, bowling, ice skating at Prospect Park, rock-climbing, movie showings, and Broadway musicals. PSAL coordinates team sports offerings for WHSAD students.
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) PSAL Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball; PSAL Girls: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 566
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 3:27pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Internship Expected; Internships; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships

School accessibility description: 2

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: North Side-South Side
Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Campus name: Harry Van Arsdale Educational Campus
School Number: K650
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 1
Council district: 33
Census tract: 519
BIN: 3062135
BBL: 3023300011

About Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design


Address: 257 North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 11211
Latitude: 40.715073
Longitude: -73.954754
Phone number: 718-388-1260
Fax number: 718-486-2580
School email: [email protected]
Subway: G to Lorimer St; L to Bedford Ave
Bus: B24, B32, B39, B44, B44-SBS, B46, B48, B60, B62, Q54, Q59

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Four-year Career & Technical Education (CTE) program: Architectural & Design

Distinctive course of study that promotes both creative thought and technical proficiency.

Coursework teaches marketable and unique skill sets that bolster student employability and college admissions.

Paid internship opportunities with professional industry partners.

Guidance-driven approach to support students' learning styles and academic goals.

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